A Midsummer Nights Dream - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
A Midsummer Nights Dream
"Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind."
Starring Helen Mirren, Robert Lindsay, Peter McEnery, Phil Daniels and Brian Glover...
In the woods of Athens, runaway couples, the King and Queen of the fairies, the impish sprite Puck and a band of "rude mechanicals" prove “the course of true love never did run smooth” as they play out a comedy of love and the confusion it sometimes brings.
Shakespeare’s fairytale comedy contains some of the most lyrical expressions of love, dreams and imaginations. The performance is star-studded, with Helen Mirren as Titania and Peter McEnery as Oberon dominating the proceedings, supported by a superb cast. As The New York Times wrote "they are all accomplished performers, but the director has given the extra dimension of using them brilliantly in terms of television."
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Universal For All Classification (Suitable For All)